KEMRI Clinical Research Scientist - Pharmacist Jobs in Kenya

KEMRI Clinical Research Scientist - Pharmacist Jobs in Kenya

Program description:

  • This program is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis and other diseases. Due to its
    continued growth, the HIV Research Division has the following vacancy in the pharmacy unit.

    Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy

  • Must be licensed by the Pharmacy and poisons Board of Kenya.

  • A minimum of one (1) year clinical pharmacy or research experience.

    Desired requirements:

  • Experience in clinical research activities an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of good clinical practice (GCP) and human subject protection (HSP) in research.

  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations and strong internal motivation.

    Position description:

  • The Pharmacist will report to the Principal Investigator and will be responsible for investigational products management and accountability for the clinical research site. S/he will be required to make contribution to protocol development and implementation, including providing technical advice on pharmacy related issues.

    Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all issues related to investigational products importations, supply and preparation of all doses for administration/use to/by the study participants.

  • Maintaining appropriate records of the receipt and disposition of investigational products and inventory of all medicines.

  • Maintain a system to monitor and document storage conditions for investigational products to
    ensure quality of the products is not compromised.

  • Manage study participant randomization
    process where applicable and ensure compliance to
    assigned treatment groups.

  • Maintains the blinding of the participant’s treatment assignment to investigators, study nurses, clinic staff and participant, where required.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of the participant, participant’s pharmacy file and the study drug/placebo accountability record.

  • Establishes a system to ensure that the participants sign an informed consent before dispensing the drugs and the current IRB approved version of the protocol is being followed when dispensing the investigational products.

  • Prepares pharmacy related standard operating procedures ensuring they meet GCP, NIH and other regulatory requirements.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality
    improvement objectives and safety, environmental and/or infection control standards.

  • Ensure compliance to established local and international pharmacy research standards and
    delivering acceptable monitoring reviews.

  • Lead and/or support in the conduct of clinical, pharmaceutical or epidemiological research.

  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEMRI Clinical Research Scientist - Pharmacist Jobs in Kenya

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